Friday, October 19, 2007
Small things have been upsetting me. What's worst is that I act like I am not upset and annoyed but I really am! Why do I feel the need to bite my tongue and tolerate the madness I go through? Maybe i'm just chicken or maybe I'm too concerned about what people may think of me if I complain. I seriously am not much of a complainer. Anyway, I am fed up and frustrated.
Ok, so this is the real me. Lots of things upset me: other peoples behavior, my behavior, time pressures, work. Living in a different country there is the added pressure of cultural misunderstandings, adjustment, and little familial support. I realize that I can't expect things to be the same as they are in the states such as customer service, work ethic . . . blah blah blah
I realize that certain situations that upset you can give you an opportunity to learn more about yourself and others. Its just frustrating when things aren't the way you are use to. For instance, Americans drive on the right side of the road and the British drive on the left side of the road. Neither is right or wrong, it's just unfamiliar and a different way of life. I think it just comes down to adjustment. Something that I am having a hard time with out here. (sigh) TGIF Ahhh, I love Saipan's sunsets.